California enacts law protecting health & safety of people engaging in consensual sex work; HRC hosts panel for Minority Mental Health Month.
CALIFORNIA ENACTS LAW PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PEOPLE ENGAGING IN CONSENSUAL SEX WORK: “California has taken an important step in recognizing the dignity of people engaged in consensual sex work, who often face a disproportionate risk of being victims of violent crime,” said Sarah Warbelow (@SarahWarbelow), HRC Legal Director. “No person should be put at risk of abuse or fear violence simply for trying to survive. Importantly, this law will enhance public health and safety, especially for people of color, transgender people and those living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities. We’re grateful to Sen. Scott Weiner for his leadership in pushing for this important legislation.” More from HRC.
Ahead of tonight's #DemDebate, @HRC joined the @DNC for a community breakfast to discuss the issues facing the LGBTQ community, including fighting discrimination on the federal and state level, HIV prevention & violence against LGBTQ people & specifically trans women of color. pic.twitter.com/LbCI0QrQz9— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 31, 2019
THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION ON “MENTAL HEALTH IN LGBTQ COMMUNITIES OF COLOR” AS MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH COMES TO A CLOSE: Watch here.
.@HRC is honored to host@RayceenHRH @IamGMJohnson— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 31, 2019
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for a discussion on mental health in LGBTQ communities of color to wrap up #MinorityMentalHealth Month. #MMHM2019 pic.twitter.com/AJAmf2WV10
DON LEMON’S INTEGRITY IS AN EXAMPLE TO EVERYONE: More from HRC.
Don Lemon has spent his career pursuing truth & reporting facts in the public interest.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 31, 2019
He's demonstrated remarkable courage on issues including race, sexual violence, & the experiences of LGBTQ people in our country & around the world. His integrity is an example to everyone.
SECOND PERSON ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF OPENLY GAY MAN RONALD TREY PETERS IN DEKALB, GEORGIA: More from Atlanta Journal Constitution.
OREGON TRANSGENDER WOMAN SUES INSURANCE COMPANIES & EMPLOYER FOR NOT COVERING MEDICALLY NECESSARY FACIAL SURGERY: More from The Oregonian.
HEY MARIO LOPEZ, HRC’S PARENTS FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY COUNCIL WOULD BE HAPPY TO EDUCATE YOU ON SUPPORTING TRANS YOUTH: Lopez has since offered an apology for his anti-transgender remarks. More from HRC.
Mario Lopez’s comments are dangerous to the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth, especially trans children who deserve to be loved and accepted for who they are. https://t.co/iRBwyobelf— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 31, 2019
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